Fans of HBO’s Game of Thrones were recently faced with a question: Is one dragon for 8,000 soldiers a fair trade?
But George R.R. Martin, author of the books Game of Thrones is based on, has a different question: Is Darrelle Revis for two draft picks a fair trade?
In Martin’s opinion, the answer to that question is no. In fact, Martin thinks the Jets’ decision to trade Revis for the Buccaneers’ first-round pick this year and either their third- or fourth-round pick next year will be as disastrous as Kraznys mo Nakloz’s decision to trade 8,000 Unsullied to Daenerys Targaryen.
Martin is a huge Jets fan, and on the same day when Game of Thrones viewers were watching the dragon-for-Unsullied trade, Martin was taking to his personal website to denounce the Jets for getting rid of their best player.
“It is hard to be a fan of the New York Jets,” Martin wrote. “They have hardly done anything right since Joe Willie Namath won SuperBowl III, and every time you think maybe they are finally turning the corner, they find some new way to screw things up. Today the Jets traded Darrelle Revis, the best cornerback in the NFL and far and away the best player on the team. It is never a good idea to trade the best player on your team. The Jets desperately need a shut-down corner, since they do not have a real pass-rush threat, and the only way they ever get any pressure on the opponent’s QB is by shutting down his receivers long enough for the rushers to get there. Revis was a huge part of the reason why Rex Ryan’s defense has been so good (ups and downs, sure, but still one of the better defenses in the league). So they get rid of him Right. Only the Jets.”
Martin had tough words for Jets General Manager John Idzik (“Fire his ass now”) and said he thinks the 2013 season will end with the Jets having the worst record in the league and with coach Rex Ryan getting fired.
In short, the Revis trade made Martin lose his head. Kind of like Ned Stark.